Las Vegas is a land dotted with palm trees and endless sunshine, but buyer beware, all that shines is not necessarily warm. If your plan is to lounge by a glamorous Vegas pool and soak up the rays, you may want to plan your trip wisely. While Las Vegas is in fact in the desert and the sun does show itself around 300 days out of the year, it does get cold. Like really cold. I mean seriously, I’ve seen it snow.

That being said, many of the pools here stay open year round. I guess if you’re from Canada maybe what my thin blood considers “down jacket weather,” you consider pool weather? Ergo, in this beautiful desert land, I can wear my winter coat and you can wear your bikini and we can all coexist – although you will have fewer options.

If you’re looking to get your polar bear swim on, here are some of your options:

Moorea Beach Club at Mandalay Bay: Usually “toptional” during warmer months, this day club turns into an all-ages pool after October. For those of us who think it’s a little chilly to take a dip, they also offer reservable firepits and S’mores packages. Open 9am-5pm.

Bellagio Pool: If you really want to get in the water without going into shock, the pool at the Bellagio is probably one of your best bets as they keep the main pool warmed to a toasty 80 degrees all winter. The Cypress Pool is closed for the season, but the hot tubs are open. Open 9am-5pm.

Venus Pool Club at Caesars Palace: Like Moorea Beach Club, this typically adults only day club welcomes guests of all ages in the colder months. Open 9am-6pm.

MGM Grand Pools: Guests staying at MGM Grand have a choice of two pools during the winter- the Academy or the Producers pools. The Producers Pool is nice for those avid swimmers as they typically have three lap lanes blocked off. Open 9am-6pm.

Soleil at Paris: The Soleil Pool at Paris has a couple things going for it – the first is that it is a relatively small pool so maybe, just maybe the sun will warm it faster. The second is that it is IN. THE. SUN. There’s not really a spec of shade at this pool so that sunshine will definitely help keep you warm. There is also a hot tub – sadly, that’s in the shade. Open 10am-4pm.ย 

Linq Pool: The Linq pool is a rectangular little party pool that is in the shade nearly all day – BUT it is HEATED. They have games and floating beer pong tables for those die hard, winter pool partiers.ย Open 9am-5pm.

Marquee Day Club at Cosmopolitan: If you’re really looking to step up your pool party game, the Marquee Day Club puts up their #dayclubdome and keeps the summer party going every ย Saturday, Oct. 29- March 13, and on holiday weekend Sundays. Open 11:30am-sunset.ย 

Palazzo Pool: The Palazzo Pool is open to guests at the Venetian and Palazzo and is an expansive pool deck surrounded by tropical foliage. The Venetian/Palazzo pool complex is one of my favorite pools during the summer because of their labyrinth of little pools. Open 10am-4pm.ย 

This is by no means an inclusive list of all the open pools in Las Vegas and the hours are subject to change so please verify with the hotel before your visit.